Sunday, January 4, 2009
A Jolly Holiday With Mary Poppins
What better way to start off a New Year here at Tulgey Wood with something that's classy and classic, vintage and yet contemporary? Here are the wonderful Mary Poppins felt ornaments designed a few holiday seasons ago for the Disney Catalog by that "practically perfect" artist/historian/writer and all-around awesome guy, Kevin Kidney. These handmade felt ornaments represent the four major costumes worn by Mary Poppins in Walt Disney's musical, from left to right: the "Jolly Holiday" dress; the "Spoonful of Sugar" nursery ensemble, complete with apron (and robin); the iconic "flying outfit"; and the rooftop "Chim Chim Cher-ee" suit, in which Kevin portrayed the magical nanny with a saucy wink, neatly adding an extra "element of fun" worthy of Mary Poppins herself. On his online portfolio Kevin reports he was attempting a Little Golden Book-like look with these stylized designs, and I have to say he really pulled it off, as you can see for yourselves. I'm both proud and pleased to say that Kevin is now writing for Sketches, the Official Magazine of the Walt Disney Collectors Society. While you're on the lookout for his next article in Sketches, be sure and check out Kevin's blog, full of all sorts of Disney artistry and artifacts, such as his recent posts on the various Disneyland Christmas Parades, some of which were designed by Kevin himself. Happy New Year!